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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Materials Coordinator, Perioperative Services - Temporary in Atlanta, Georgia


Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.



  • Establishes and monitors systems for inventorying and ordering prostheses, implantable devices and other specialty supplies used in surgery.

  • Responsible for coordinating supply processes for all units within Perioperative Services.

  • Coordinates ordering, maintenance, and repair of operating room equipment to ensure equipment is available and functioning properly during surgical procedures.

  • Coordinates repairs with Medical Engineering and Facilities Management.

  • Coordinates loaning or borrowing of equipment and supplies for surgical procedures.

  • Coordinates with Environmental Services to ensure a clean working environment in the Operating Room and supply areas.

  • Coordinates with OR Information Systems to ensure that any products or items obtained from the operating room and used in the patient's care are charged appropriately.

  • Approves purchase orders within established scope of responsibility.

  • Expedites back orders as required.

  • Verifies the acceptability of substituted items with the appropriate Patient Care Coordinator or Team Leader.

  • Coordinates the evaluation of new products by appropriate operating room, perioperative services and purchasing staff members.

  • Facilitates communication between vendors and Patient Care Coordinators, Team Leaders, and Nurse Managers.

  • Monitors invoices and resolves any price discrepancies. Monitors service contracts to ensure specifications are met.

  • Obtains quotes from vendors to assist in developing the capital budget.

  • May supervise or direct the work of temporary and/or regular employees assisting with the supply processes.

  • Assists in maintaining departmental databases, researches product prices, enters records into the computer, and corrects erroneous entries to ensure databases are kept accurate and current.

  • Performs other related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A high school diploma or equivalent. Two years of experience in hospital materials management or working with operating room supplies. Experience using personal computers.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Medium): 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock, Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation, Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

NOTE: Position tasks are required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location; working remote is not an option. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.

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Division St. Joseph's Hospital

Campus Location Atlanta, GA, 30342

Campus Location US-GA-Atlanta

Department SJH Operating Room

Job Type Temporary Full-Time

Job Number 78478

Job Category Clinical & Nursing Support

Schedule 6:30a-3p

Standard Hours 40 Hours

Emory Healthcare is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing equal opportunity in all of its employment practices and decisions. Emory Healthcare prohibits discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age (40 and over), disability, citizenship, genetic information, service in the uniformed services, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.